Maria Dugas

Assistant Professor of Law

Phone: 902-494-7876
Mailing Address: 
Room 432, Weldon Law Building
6061 University Avenue
PO Box 15000
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 4R2
Research Topics:
  • copyright
  • critical race legal theory
  • criminal justice


  • B.A. Lake Forest College (Illinois)
  • J.D. (Schulich School of Law)
  • LLM (Schulich School of Law)

Bar Admission

Nova Scotia 2016


Professor Dugas earned her JD at the Schulich School of Law in 2015 and articled at Nova Scotia Legal Aid, then completed her LLM here in 2018. She is a recipient of the James Robinson Johnston Graduate Studies Scholarship and was the first African Nova Scotian to clerk at the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal. She joined the faculty of the Schulich School of Law in 2019.


Current research interests include copyright law, criminal law with a social justice perspective, and critical race legal theory.


  • Introduction to Legal Ethics
  • Legal Research and Writing
  • Tort Law and Damage Compensation
  • Copyright Law